Samaritan Lebanon Health Sciences Campus + Boulder Falls Inn
A healing garden supporting a rural community's revitalization.
- Lebanon, Oregon
- 2013 – 2015
- 1 acre ← Back to All
The third garden Kurisu has designed and built for Samaritan Healthcare in Lebanon, Oregon, this publicly-accessible Japanese-style stroll garden lies at the heart of Samaritan's Health Sciences Campus, also home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific North-West.
In his book "Visionary Landscapes" (2017), Kendall Brown writes about the phenomenon:
“Impressed with the physical and economic environment, administrators at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California decided to build their new osteopathic medical school across from Samaritan [Lebanon Community Hospital]. This construction was followed by the Veterans’ Administration erecting a 154-bed residence and, in 2014, Samaritan creating a hotel and conference facility centering on a 1-acre waterfall-fed pond garden lavishly installed after a 2.5-million-dollar campaign. The new garden, featuring a series of dramatic waterfalls feeding a tranquil pond, is traversed by a winding path, viewed from pavilions and spied from the adjacent Boulder Falls Inn. Retail and residential projects are being added in dramatic testimony to the power of sensitively-made Japanese-style gardens to assuage the infirm, engage the medical professionals, inspire investors and thereby heal a community.”
To learn more about this project's location, visit the Boulder Falls Inn website.
I see it as a community healing environment. It's free to the public and people and come in and enjoy it and it's very unique for a timber community to have something like this.
Bill Rauch, Lebanon Community Leader, Samaritan Lebanon Health Sciences Campus + Boulder Falls Inn